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August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Announcing Critically Minded Podcast

Well, it's not actually brand new, but it did start just last semester. I am interested in teaching students critical thinking skills at a variety of levels and from a variety of approaches. This year, I became Program Chair of our new Critical Thinking JALT (Japanese Association of Language Teachers) SIG. I am beginning an M.A. in Educational Technologies and TESOL at the University of Manchester from this September 2010. I hope that my interest in teaching critical thinking skills and my… Continue

Added by David Allen Gann on August 31, 2010 at 10:51am — 6 Comments

AVALON discussion on Viewer 2, 18 August 2010

I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting on Viewer 2 yesterday evening in the AVALON sim. I know I talked far too much, so thank you for listening so patiently. I hope you found some of the tips useful. I certainly found your feedback useful: what you did not know about Viewer 2, what you like and what you find unfriendly or irritating. I have completely revised my tutorial materials on Viewer 2 to take account of the changes that have been introduced into Version 2.1.0, which…


Added by Graham Davies on August 19, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments

EduNation III---Big changes coming soon!!!!

Greetings all,

After trying for a couple months to find a group to help me take over EduNation III (which was due to close in September), I've taken the leap and decided to just take it over on my own!!!

This means that:

1. It WILL stay open

2. Rent prices will not increase

3. I plan on still having existing housing for offices---but I'll put a holodeck on each plot with more than 10 housing styles to choose from!!

4. I'll also have a number of free pieces of… Continue

Added by Randall Sadler on August 6, 2010 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

More activity in SL next year

We are quite excited here in eLanguages at University of Southampton as we have just received news of success in our application for EU funding in a consortium of six European universities led by Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais The project: 'Architectural Design, Education and Practice through Content & Language Integrated Learning using… Continue

Added by Julie Watson on August 3, 2010 at 12:44pm — 9 Comments

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